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Sanath Nishantha’s driver granted bail

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The driver of late State Minister Sanath Nishantha, who was arrested over the fatal accident that claimed two lives including the lawmaker, was granted bail on Monday (05 Feb.).

Accordingly, the driver was released on a personal bail of Rs. 500,000 on the orders of the Welisara Magistrate’s Court.

The suspect had been arrested on 26 January and remanded until 05 February, on orders of the Welisara Magistrate’s Court after the police recorded a statement from him with regard to the fatal crash.

On 25 January, Sanath Nishantha’s vehicle had crashed against the roadside barrier on the Katunayake Expressway, after rear-ending a moving container truck at around 02:00 a.m., according to police.

Following the fatal collision, three injured persons, including the State Minister, were rushed to the Colombo North Teaching Hospital in Ragama, but the lawmaker and his security guard, identified as a police constable attached to his security detail, had later succumbed to their injuries.

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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